Here at Home-Tech, we think the world might be a little better off if EVERY day were Cheese Ball Day. I mean, we’re certainly overjoyed that April 17th celebrates the wondrous and delicious cheese ball — but really, cheese, whether it comes in a ball, a slice, a wedge, or a block truly makes all things better. Everything is tastier with cheese on it – let’s face it, who just orders a Quarter-Pounder? No – you order a Quarter Pounder with cheese. Europeans may think that they own the cheese market, but we believe that cheese is decidedly American – just ask Kraft.
The most important thing about cheese – regardless of what kind – is keeping it fresh. There’s nothing worse than biting into a hard piece of cheese and realizing that it’s past its prime. Luckily, there exists The American Cheese Society (an organization you can actually join – cheese lovers unite!) that among other things, provides tips on proper cheese storage. The recommended temperature for storing cheese is around 40 degrees, give or take a few degrees – and we were happy to learn that wine coolers are an excellent place to store cheese – and who doesn’t love killing two birds with one stone? Talk about a go-to place for all of your favorite things – wine AND cheese – perfect.
Wonderful Wine Coolers
At Home-Tech, we’re happy to carry a variety of wine coolers from top brands like Frigidaire, G.E., Avanti and more. They’re not only practical, they look fabulous in any room of your home – whether it’s the kitchen, dining room, or even your outdoor living area. Keep your wines organized and fresh, plus store your cheese in your wine cooler, freeing up room in your ‘fridge. Stop into our Member Appliance Center and let one of our appliance experts show you the perfect wine cooler.
Meanwhile, it wouldn’t be Cheese Ball Day without a delicious cheese ball recipe – this one is super easy to whip up and enjoy over the weekend – and it’s a tried and true classic:
Say Cheese! Cheese Ball Recipe
- 1 Package of Cream Cheese
- 1 Bunch of Green Onions
- 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
- 1 Teaspoon Garlic Salt
- 1 Tablespoon of Season Salt
- 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
- 5 ounces Dried Beef, chopped
- Mix together the first five ingredients and form into 2 or 3 cheese balls. Roll them into the cut up chipped beef and refrigerate until you’re ready to eat – serve with your favorite crackers.